Analysis of watershed parameters controlling turbidity following the West Fork Complex fire
In this thesis, I explore watershed characteristics associated with increased turbidity following wildfires, with the goal of developing relations between turbidity and slope aspect, soil type, slope, and vegetation health from the 2013 West Fork Complex Fire (WFC) in southwest Colorado, USA. Turbidity, precipitation, and stream discharge were previously measured from May to September in 2015 and 2016 in seven watersheds, four burned and three unburned. I then characterized slope, slope aspect, soil type, vegetation, precipitation, and burn severity for each of the seven watersheds, as well as ...
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